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John Wheeler & Agnes Yeoman
Husband:
John Wheeler
Born:
1591 in Salisbury, , Wiltshire, England
Bapt.:
04 Nov 1591
Married:
01 Dec 1611 in Salisbury, , Wiltshire, England
Died:
29 Aug 1670 in Newbury, Essex, MA, USA
Wife:
Agnes Yeoman
Born:
about 1594 in Salisbury, , Wiltshire, England
Died:
15 Aug 1662 in Newbury, Essex, MA, USA (1 2)
Children:
01  (M):
Edward Wheeler
Born:
about 1613
Bapt.:
12 Feb 1612/13
Died:
Unknown
02  (M):
John Wheeler
Born:
1614
Bapt.:
11 Oct 1614
Died:
Unknown
03  (M):
Adam Wheeler
Born:
1616
Bapt.:
05 Dec 1616
Died:
Unknown
04  (F):
Mercy Wheeler
Born:
1618
Died:
Unknown
05  (M):
Thomas Wheeler
Born:
1618
Died:
Unknown
06  (F):
Elizabeth Wheeler
Born:
10 Jan 1617/18
Died:
16 Jul 1690
07  (F):
Ann Wheeler
Born:
1620
Bapt.:
13 May 1620
Died:
21 Apr 1687
08  (M):
William Wheeler
Born:
1621
Died:
Unknown
09  (M):
David Wheeler
Born:
about 1625
Bapt.:
18 Jan 1624/25
Died:
Unknown
10  (M):
Roger Wheeler
Born:
about 1631
Bapt.:
20 Feb 1630/31
Died:
07 Dec 1661
11  (M):
Henry Wheeler
Born:
1634 in Salisbury, , Wiltshire, England
Died:
1684 in Salisbury, Essex, MA, USA
Spouse:
Abigail Allen
12  (M):
George Wheeler
Died:
1668
More Info:

John Wheeler:

Will: 28 Mar 1668

Be it knowne unto all men by theise psents, th(at I) John Wheeler of New(berie) in the county of Essex in New england Massachusets (Consider) ing my old age & (my owne) weakness: being in health of (body) and of pfect me(mory) through gods mercy ( doe) hereby make my last will and testament, Comend(ing) my soule ( in) to the hands of my blessed Redeemer Jesus Christe and my body to be buryed in the burying place of Newbury (when forver it shall please god to take me hence by death.) In Hope of a blessed Resurrection.
And for my worldly goods I dispose as followeth first I give and bequeath unto my Son David Wheeler ten pounds of that debt which hee owes mee,
2dly I give to my Sonne Edward Wheeler of the Citty of Salisbury in the Realme of England ten pounds of which he is to pay three pounds and ten shillings to the Chamber of the Citty aforesaid also I give & bequeath to my Son (Adam Wheeler of the said Citty) forty shillings Al (so I give) to my Son (Thomas Wheeler forty) shillings And also I give to my Son William forty shillings in case he shall come over into this country.
Also I give to my Daughter Mercy forty shillings, And to my Daughter Elizabeth Button I give four pounds, Also I give to my Daughter Anne Chase four pounds. I give to my Daughter in Law Susanne Wheeler four pounds, twenty shillings apeice to all theise my children, of this estate was given them by their mother which is included in the severall Summs abou exprest (Also I) give and bequeath to my Son Georges Children Ephraim Wheeler & (Samll) Wheeler four pounds apeice that is eight-pounds between them (when) they shalbe of the age of one and twenty to be paid by my Execut(or)
I give to my Son Roger Wheelers Daughter Mary Wheeler (three) pounds to be paid to her when she shall be of the age of (eighteen years) And to her Brother Joseph Wheeler I give forty shillings (when he shalbe) of the age of one & twenty years
And to my Daughter El(izabeth chil)- dren forty shillings apeice : To Thomas forty shillings to be (e payd to) him when he shalbe of the age of one & twenty & To Mary (forty Shillings & to Elizabeth forty shillings when they shalbe Eight (een yeares) of age. All theise Legacycs are to be paid in Newengland ( in such) pay as my Estate I leave wilbee due to my executor (in when) he shall receive it. And the Legacyes above mentioned which ( is) to my children shalbe paid within one whole yeare after my decease but those of my Grandchildren to be to the use of my Executor untill they shalbee of the ages above mentioned,
Also I give the Land to my Daughter in Law Susanne My Son Georgs wife which I gave to her husband which he built (upon) as it is inclosed : Also I appoint my Son Henry Wheeler to be sole Executor of this my Last Will & testament and to have all the rest of my goods & chattells undisposed of my debts & funerall being discharged. March 28, 1668.
JOHN WHEELER (Seal)
Witnesse ANTHONY SOMEEBT AUGUSTINN STICKNEY JR ROGER WOODMAN BENIAMINE LOWLE JONATHAN WOODMAN Benj : Loel & Jon(athan) Woodman gave their oath before Court held at Hampton Octo(br ye:) 11:1670. that this was the will & testament of John Wheeler, & (of when) he declared the same he was compos mentis; & that they know of no other will but this made by him & that he did signe & seale this writeing as his last will. as attests, Tho: Bradbury reed. The words & letters in square brackets taken from the records See Essex South District Begistry of Deeds. Norfolk Eecords Book 2 Part 2 folio 288.

Notes:

The Wheelers, minus the four eldest sons, sailed to MA on the "Mary and John", leaving England in March of 1634. They lived in Ipswich until moving to the settlement of Salisbury on the north bank of the Merrimack River in about 1640, and in 1641 John received land there. He was a barber by trade. They eventually moved to Newbury, MA.

Footnotes:
  1. James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England. USGenNet. scanned and edited. (July 1994) (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengland/savage: Nov. 2000).
  2. Vital Records.

    Anne, W. John, Aug. 15, 1662.

    [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/ma/newburyc30.htm]




Revised: 11/9/2011